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Thomas Warwick

I’m a Chemistry graduate who defected to the world of biosciences to complete a Ph.D. in Structural Biology. My expertise lies in the structural analysis of chemicals, membrane proteins, and protein/DNA complexes via X-ray crystallography. I currently work as a Technical Specialist in Biophysics at Nottingham Trent University. My antidote to practical science is to be outside as much as possible, usually cycling, camping, and drinking tea.

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Articles by Thomas Warwick

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5 Easy Ways to Tell Salt and Protein Crystals Apart

By Thomas Warwick | November 2, 2021

How do you make sure that the crystals you have grown are of your target protein? Can you tell salt and protein crystals apart without using X-ray diffraction? Yes, you can. Read on to discover five easy ways to distinguish between salt and protein crystals.

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Learn to Draw a Molecule in PyMOL™ in 8 Easy Steps

By Thomas Warwick | September 16, 2021

Discover how to easily draw proteins and nucleic acids using molecular visualization tools with our step-by-step tutorial.

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Beat Back the Bubbles: 6 Ways to Remove Excess Detergent from Your Membrane Protein Sample

By Thomas Warwick | August 26, 2021

Excess detergent in your membrane proteins samples can cause you serious headaches. We’ve got you covered with 6 ways you can remove excess detergent from membrane proteins.

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Crystallize Your Protein–DNA Complex by Optimizing These Key Parameters

By Thomas Warwick | July 27, 2021

Looking to engineer a crystal? Here are some key parameters to optimize to give you the maximum chance of success at crystallizing protein DNA–complexes.

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Improving the Expression of Insoluble and Inactive Proteins Using Osmotic Shock

By Thomas Warwick | July 6, 2021

Discover a better way to improve the expression of your insoluble and inactive proteins using osmotic shock.

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Working with Membrane Proteins: Tips for Expressing, Extracting, and Purifying Your Membrane Protein Sample

By Thomas Warwick | June 15, 2021

Working with membrane proteins can be tricky. Read on to get tried-and-tested tips and tricks for expressing, extracting, and purifying these water-phobic proteins.

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